Sue has an honours degree in French and Drama from the University of Bristol, a postgraduate diploma in Public Communication from the University of Leeds and she is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Sue began her career as a public relations officer with the Royal Navy and then spent seven years freelancing very successfully as a journalist for a wide range of national newspapers and magazines. Topics covered included policing, health, parenting, gardening, education and defence – she can even lay claim to a Daily Mail feature that marked the 25th anniversary of vasectomies!
Sue returned to full time PR in 1994 – first of all working for the Government Information and Communications Service and then as Head of PR for the University of Plymouth. In the latter role, Sue was part of the university’s senior management team, working directly for the Vice-Chancellor and responsible for all communication matters including media relations, crisis management, reputation management, corporate and faculty publications and internal communications. She chaired the multi-agency PR strategy group that assisted Exeter and Plymouth universities’ joint bid to establish the Peninsula Medical School and played a key part in turning Plymouth’s rather disparate academic community, which was at that time spread over a vast geographical area across the South West, into a cohesive whole.
Sue is a published author who still writes features, under her own name, for a variety of publications. She also runs regular day-long workshops on PR skills, copywriting and proof-reading and is an established speaker at conferences. She is a mentor on the Unlocking Cornish Potential scheme and she has lectured on professional writing at the University College of St Mark & St John in Plymouth.
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